Friday, June 25, 2010

"I Need To Be In Love"





Had she been alive today, Karen Carpenter would be 60, in all probability a grandmother. Sadly, this sweet-voiced singer died age 32 in 1983, of heart failure arising from aneroxia nervosa, then a little-known and understood affliction.

Together with her brother Richard, the duo formed The Carpenters, topping the American music scene in the 1970s, and recording many tracks that remain favourites until today.

15 comments:

Kak Ezza@makcik blogger said...

Fav kami sekeluarga sebab bila dia nyanyi..patah2 perkataan dia very clear dan pakaian dia tak de yang terbelah belah pun so sopan laa n elegant...

Kama At-Tarawis said...

zah - memang, saya pun suka sangat lagu2 carpenters. i have been singing their songs sejak my teens lagi, semasa saya sang in a band dulu. this song is one of my favourites.

Tommy Yewfigure said...

Awww Puteri, what brought this on? Great lyrics tho’.

“I know I ask perfection in a quite imperfect world. And fool enough to think that’s what I’ll find”.

I must admit I’m a closet Carpenters’ fan, back in the 70’s, tapi tak rugged lah amongst the boys at that time lah….hehehe.

My favourite is the hit song from the movie ‘Lovers & other strangers’;

For All We Know

TGIF, have a good one.

Tommy

P/S - Engerrrrland3

Kak Teh said...

she had such amazing voice! ( I had actually typed in the present tense as she is still very much aive to me) and certainy her songs are waji karaoke songs, kan?

Are You Gonna Go My Way said...

Karen had a perfect pitch voice...and luckily Carpenters got great songs from great composers Burt Bacharach/Hal david and Paul William. In Malaysia we have Francesca Peters with a perfect pitch voice, but too bad she couldnt find great songs equivalent to Manan Ngah composition...to continue.

D said...

Kak Puteri, thank you for putting up this song. It brought tears to my eyes lah! Love the Carpenters too!

Kama At-Tarawis said...

Tommy - indeed tommy,for a boy to like carpenters then, tak macho la..

Kak Teh - tis too true, she's alive in our thoughts. everyday you hear her songs being played again and again (especially the ones rerecorded by boybands.

AY - you've got it spot on.

D - the lyrics tu bittersweet. They tugs at one's heartstrings.

Bergen said...

I don't understand why she was anti-food. Human should all be pro-food.

Hello! Salam to you and Pok Abu he he

Kama At-Tarawis said...

Bergen!!! So good to see you again! Alhamdulillah.... How are you Bergen?

yellowrabbit said...

Salam berkenalan Puteri,

Thanks for the lovely song. What a nostalgia to hear that evergreen. May God bless her soul, who has brought so much joy and love to the music world, most of all to my world. Ameen.Take care.

Kama At-Tarawis said...

yellowrabbit - the pleasure's all mine. a lovely song isn'it?

DrSam said...

paling best mengikut selera telinga saya Close to you...

p/s: missed your earlier entry - Happy 9th anniversary. Wishing both of you all the happiness in the world!

Kama At-Tarawis said...

DrSam - i love that song and sing it sometimes at karaoke, n tq for the kind wishes..

Kitchen Guardian said...

you know kak puteri, even for me yang tak kenai singers and songs, i love this lady!nxt karoaeke session i request you nyanyi, your voice sedap kak puteri!

mekyam said...

so melodious, unlike songs nowadays. entah apa2.

thanks for this sweet blast from the past, puteri.